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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program

Program head: Dr Marlene Kong
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program was established at The Kirby Institute in 2007. The Program works collaboratively across sectors to close the gap in health disparity between Aboriginal and Torres...
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Biostatistics and Databases Program

Program head: Professor Matthew Law
The Biostatistics and Databases Program has a collaborative biostatistical research role across many of the Institute’s programs and activities. This includes ensuring the statistical design and analysis of clinical trials...
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HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program

Program head: Professor Andrew Grulich
The HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program (HEPP) conducts research into the transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs), and on the natural history of HIV. Our work is multidisciplinary...
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Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program

The Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program (IVPP) was formed in 2005, resulting from the amalgamation of the Laboratory Support and Primary HIV Infection Research Programs. The group works very closely with the...
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Infection Analytics Program

The Infection Analytics Program uses mathematical and computational approaches to dissect the mechanisms of pathogenesis and immunity to major infectious disease threats such as HIV and malaria. The Program comprises mainly...
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Justice Health Research Program

Program head: Professor Tony Butler
The Justice Health Research Program is the most recently established program in the Kirby Institute. For the past fifteen years, program head Professor Tony Butler has worked on a range of projects in the justice health...
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Public Health Interventions Research Group

The Public Health Interventions Research Group undertakes a diverse range of projects that focus on the evaluation of strategies to prevent infectious disease. We collaborate extensively within The Kirby Institute and...
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Sexual Health Program

Program head: Professor Basil Donovan
The Sexual Health Program leads and participates in research into the epidemiology, surveillance, microbiology, clinical management, and prevention of sexually transmissible infections (STIs); including – but not limited to...
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Surveillance Evaluation and Research Program

The Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program (SERP) (i) monitors the pattern of transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis, and specific sexually transmissible infections in Australia, and (ii) conducts research and...
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The Director's Unit

The Director’s Unit provides a wide range of support to the Director and to other staff members of the Kirby Institute. This ranges from high-level administrative functions to the preparation of publications; corporate...
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Therapeutic and Vaccine Research Program

Program head: Professor Sean Emery
The Therapeutic and Vaccine Research Program (TVRP) conducts a range of clinical trials designed to assess the effectiveness of new HIV therapies or candidate vaccines. These studies often provide not just biomedical data,...
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Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program

Program head: Professor Gregory Dore
We aim to deliver world-class clinical and laboratory research into viral hepatitis. We are committed to improving outcomes for people living with viral hepatitis by conducting ethical research and engaging with affected...
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Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program

Program head: Professor Lisa Maher
The Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program (VHEPP) brings together people and projects to prevent key infections, including viral hepatitis and HIV, in vulnerable populations including people who use/inject...
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Viral Immunology Systems Program

Program head: Professor Andrew Lloyd
We utilise inter-disciplinary approaches to study the complex interactions between pathogen, host, and environment, which underpin human viral infections, particularly hepatitis C. The Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP...